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Registration Deadline Extended For The Delaware River Sojourn

For Immediate Release

June 14, 2006

(WEST TRENTON, N.J.)  --  Registrations are still being accepted for the 2006 Delaware River Sojourn to be held June 18-25. Late fees also have been waived this year.

Interested persons now have the option to fax registration forms to the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) at 570-828-9695 until 8 a.m. on Sunday, June 18. In addition, "walk in" registrations on the morning of each sojourn day will be accepted. Sojourners may sign up for the entire eight-day trip or for the day(s) of their choice.

The 12th annual event combines canoeing, kayaking, camping, educational programs, and more. In addition to paddling almost 70 miles on the mainstem Delaware River, sojourners will have the opportunity to experience stretches of two tributaries -- the Schuylkill River in Pennsylvania and the Cooper River in New Jersey.

The $65 daily fee ($45 for non-paddling children age 12 and under riding in the parent's canoe) covers the guided river trip, canoe/kayak rental (if needed), shuttle transportation, educational programs, a souvenir water bottle, certain meals, and optional overnight camping. An additional one-time $8 per person insurance fee applies to non-members of the American Canoe Association, which sanctions the event.

Detailed information, including registration instructions, forms, and daily plans, can be found on the sojourn web site (hosted by the Delaware River Basin Commission) at www.delawareriversojourn.org. Registration questions also may be directed to Mike Brubaker at PEEC by phone (570-828-2319) or by email (mikebru@peec.org) until 5 p.m. on Friday, June 16.

The non-profit event is organized by a steering committee representing various organizations and government agencies in the Delaware River Basin. This year's committee is chaired by a representative from Pennsylvania's Delaware Canal State Park.


Contact: Clarke Rupert, DRBC, 609-883-9500 ext. 260, clarke.rupert@drbc.state.nj.us